Romney to campaign Tuesday in two key states
November 5th, 2012
02:37 PM ET
10 years ago

Romney to campaign Tuesday in two key states

Fairfax, Virginia (CNN) - Mitt Romney will campaign in Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Election Day, campaign officials said Monday.

While Ohio is considered perhaps the most crucial battleground this cycle, Pennsylvania tends to lean Democratic. Recent polls, however, have indicated the race is tightening in the state, sparking renewed efforts by the Romney campaign to make a play for the state.

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The stops, however, won't be rallies, an adviser said. They will be treated as "OTR's" - campaign speak for pool reporter coverage of small meet-and-greet type events.

The idea is that they're "just going to keep working up until the polls close," the adviser said. The campaign wants to "keep the energy going," and Romney will mostly be helping and thanking "get-out-the-vote" volunteers, the adviser added.

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The visits will mark Romney's second time to both states this week, as the Republican presidential nominee held an event in Morrisville, Pennsylvania on Sunday and will hold a rally in Columbus, Ohio on Monday night.

Presidential candidates typically set aside campaigning on Election Day, though some White House hopefuls have made last-minute stops.

The campaign announced earlier Monday that Romney and his wife, Ann, are also scheduled to vote Tuesday in Belmont, Massachusetts at around 8:30 a.m. ET.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Pennsylvania
soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    This idiot has no chance. Yes, on OBAMA12.

    November 5, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  2. PJ

    This guy is playing games – and with our future.
    He rides around in his blue and white wannabe Air Force Once hairplane, then
    runs to his blue and white bus,
    while wearing his wannabe black jacket like the President wears.
    Of all the dumb things he has done, one I will never forget is his "grand entrance" into the Republican Convention,
    State of the Union style, red carpet, shaking hands on both sides of the aisle.
    Too bad he never got as serious about telling the truth, or being specific, or at least answering reporter's
    questions the last month as he has been playing President.
    He is dangerous because he has no inner strength or belief that will override the demands of the tea party,
    Norquist, and the neocons.
    I am worried.

    November 5, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  3. Lemone

    Still campaigning on election thats DESPERATE!!!!!!

    November 5, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  4. Tabeth

    We cannot be all president in our life's time though the desire to be one.
    Let it come naturally and not forcefully!

    November 5, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    Just MUTE Willard. I am lately and it works just fine. I can't stand the sight or sound of his disgusting voice and will vote to put an end to it once and for all tomorrow. I'll also be thinking about the following:

    1) The way he skipped out on Viet Nam and left others to die or become disabled;
    2) The way he made millions off the LOSS of American jobs;
    3) The lies he tells;
    4) The 47% comment(s);
    5) His racist ties with trump and shamumu;
    6) His plans to kill ObamaCare (while he seeks your sympathy for Ann); and most importantly;
    7) Taking the American people for stupid.

    Tomorrow will be one of the best days of my life, when I proudly cast my vote to reelect President Obama; so Willard take your campaign of HATE, racism and divisiveness home to wherever and out of this election, so we can continue to move forward with the president.

    November 5, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. The Situation

    truth hurts
    Marry – I will vote! Strait "D" ticket! This is just too important. Come join and WE ALL will win!
    Yeah! You'll "win" 4 more years of record unemployment, record debt, record deficits, skyrocketing food and fuel prices, and the joy of living off of food stamps. At least until the country goes bankrupt. Enjoy your "win". Have you seen the mess Democrats have made of California? It will be coming to a country near you if the Democrats and Obama don't get flushed.

    November 5, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |

    Will you have the gull to return on this board late tomorrow night when Mittens is making his concession speech or will be in a fetal position, crying with you thumb in your mouth!

    4 More Years!

    November 5, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  7. Peace

    Is Romney not aware that people have made their minds already. Instead of letting people que up and vote, he wants them not to do so and listen to him. Why not campaign on Wednesday? Where is the difference? He reminds me John Kerry in 2004 when he was so desperate calling people to go and vote at the last hour before the closing time.

    November 5, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  8. Josaphat Daniels

    If he likes he can campaign after the election is over, he still won't be President what a pathetic sore looser. The governor knows that Pennsylvania and Ohio won't go for him but his stupid ego won't let him accept reality. 4 more years for President Obama.

    November 5, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |

    This idiot has been running for POTUS for the last's time to go home, pick one of your homes and go lost!!

    OBAMA 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FORWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 5, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  10. BetterDaysAhead

    ROMNEY/RYAN 2012! The only choice for America!

    November 5, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  11. kayla

    obama will part the red sea tomorrow

    November 5, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  12. ezduzit757

    Woman In California – Well Said!!

    November 5, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  13. ezduzit757

    In spite of working with a Congress that has been he11bent on standing in his way and making him a one term president, Obama has accomplished more than most presidents: health care reform, the death of our number one enemy Bin Laden, ending one war and getting us out of another, saving the auto industry, pulling us out of the worst recession this country has ever seen, Wall Street reform, bringing down the unemployment rate, even the housing market is beginning to recover. All of this accomplished with a Congress that blocked him at every turn. Imagine what he could have accomplished if Congress had actually done THEIR jobs. OBAMA / BIDEN 2012!

    November 5, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  14. PS

    This is disrespectfull to Americans (Voters)..
    really really stupid idea!!!

    November 5, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  15. CanadianFifie

    No offence America, but how can anyone vote for a shallow, deceptive bozo like Romney?

    November 5, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  16. Khaleeshi

    Enough already Willard – if you haven't deceived people enough to vote for you by now, tomorrow will not make one bit of difference. Willard's desperation is just pathetic.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    November 5, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  17. Mike

    Romney will get 47% to Obama's 53% and it will be karma paying him back for his remarks.

    November 5, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  18. Gotta Be Kiddin

    So instead of letting people go to the polls and vote he wants them to stand around at rallies and wait for him to show up? From what I understand he was late getting to his rally outside of Philadelphia and people were not allowed to leave.

    November 5, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
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